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Decarbonization of Energy and Materials for Sustainable Development

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2025 | Viewed by 53

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Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba 305-8565, Ibaraki, Japan
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; reaction engineering; material chemistry; nano-structured alloys (intermetallic compounds, high-entropy alloys)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global warming poses a significant threat to society as our reliance on non-renewable energy sources continues to contribute to the global increase in CO2 emissions, exacerbating the issue of climate change. The decarbonization of energy production is crucial to addressing this pressing concern. Moreover, the processing of materials for various applications also plays a role in CO2 emissions, making sustainable materials essential to the achievement of zero-carbon legislation targets. The rapid advancement of sustainable materials is pivotal in mitigating the environmental impact of urban development and futuristic technologies. Embracing innovative solutions and technologies that promote sustainability is key to creating a more environmentally conscious society and securing a greener future for generations to come. By prioritizing decarbonization efforts, we can work towards a more sustainable and resilient global community.

In summary, addressing the challenges of global warming and climate change requires a holistic approach that encompasses the decarbonization of energy production, the promotion of sustainable materials, the adoption of renewable energy sources, and transition to a circular economy. Through concerted efforts and collective action, we can pave the way for a more sustainable and resilient future for our planet.

Dr. Yasukazu Kobayashi
Guest Editor

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  • photovoltaic
  • hydrogen
  • energy storage devices
  • recycling
  • wastewater treatment
  • membrane technology
  • healthcare applications
  • electronics
  • life cycle assessment
  • machine learning and AI for decarbonization

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